Well-heeled donors, private corporations and average citizens sending money to their favorite charities are changing the landscape of global health funding, according to a new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.
Mexico’s recent health reforms appear to have considerably reduced catastrophic and out-of-pocket health spending on both inpatient and outpatient medical procedures, especially among the poor, according to a new study published in The Lancet by a team of researchers—including two scientists from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Known as Seguro Popular, the program reduced the proportion of poorer households that suffered from catastrophic health expenditures from 9.9 to 6.9 percent—a significant reduction that translates into major savings for thousands of Mexican families.
For many families in the developing world out-of-pocket health spending is a huge financial burden, but measuring the extent of that burden is being hampered by inconsistent survey methods, according to a new study recently published in the WHO Bulletin by lead author Chunling Lu of Harvard Medical School and senior author Dr. Christopher Murray of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at University of Washington.
A new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington reveals troubling gaps between the number of children reported by countries to be immunized and numbers based on independent surveys in countries receiving aid money from the Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI) Immunisations Services Support (ISS) program.
One of the major aims of the US health system is improving the health of all people, particularly those segments of the population at greater risk of health disparities. In fact, overall life expectancy in the US increased more than seven years for men and more than six years for women between 1960 and 2000.
Open house tour of Institute set for Wednesday, April 9, followed by two-day research conference to be held Thursday and Friday, April 10- 11, 2008.
Center will be supported by new Gates Foundation grant and led by world-renowned health expert
The University of Washington (UW) announced today the creation of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a new research center that will conduct independent, rigorous evaluations of health programs worldwide.